المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Turkish forces and factions of “Euphrates Shield” approach of ending the dream of “federal of northern Syria”

The clash between the “Islamic State” against the rebel and Islamic Factions backed by Turkish tanks and warplanes have reached the outskirts of villages located within the countryside of al-Bab city which is controlled by the organization, this advancement came within the operation of “Euphrates Shield” backed by Turkish artillery, missile and air shelling, after controlling the religious symbol town of Dabiq in the 16th of October 2016, of which the organization withdrew towards the countryside of al-Bab, followed by the advancement of the factions of “Euphrates Shield” in the countryside of Marea, in parallel with the organization’s withdrawal of several other villages in the countryside of Marea and the southern countryside of al-Rai towards the countryside of al-Bab city located in the north of Aleppo province, by that the factions of “Euphrates Shield” have expand their controlled areas to nearly 2000 square kilometers of space at the Syrian north. And during the past 24 hours the factions supported by Turkish warplanes and tanks, the Syria Democratic Forces and the “Islamic State” organization have become on one contact line in Hsajek area and its surroundings, and if the factions managed to advance more to the south, they will be in direct contact with the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them in the villages near Tal Jbin located in the northern countryside of Aleppo which are connected to the towns of Nubl and al-Zahraa and to the regime forces stationed in the northern city of Aleppo, also in the event of “Euphrates Shield” factions advanced more to the south, then they ended the dream of a establishing the federal of northern Syria, and connecting Afrin area to Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), Tal Abyad and the Syrian Jazeera, and the dream of connecting the three areas to the democratic self-management in “the provinces of Al-Jazeera, Kobani and Afrin” together.

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